In Feng Shui, it’s not enough to take care of just your physical self. Your physical space, like your body, also needs regular cleaning, maintenance and attention so you can be your absolute best! Your physical environment not only provides a safe haven, it’s also your sanctuary to nourish and rejuvenate. It will be difficult to have vibrant personal chi, if your physical space isn’t a harmonious match.
There are many reasons your space can undermine your efforts to take good care of yourself. Below are common reasons that deplete personal chi for its occupants.
- Clutter will reduce the vibrancy of your space like nobody’s business. Clutter can hide in drawers, closets, cupboards, basements and garages. Even though you don’t see clutter, it still creates stagnant energy.
- Water leaks not only waste money and can potentially be very destructive; they drain away your physical resources. It is important that all leaks are addressed promptly.
- Things that are broken need attention; ignoring their “cries” for help will drain vital chi. Choose to fix the broken item or recycle it.
- Backyards that slope away from the front yard may translate back into your life as the experience of swimming upstream. It’s difficult to hold on to good fortune when the back yard pulls chi away from the front of the home. Redirect chi with lights and strategic landscape designs as well as plant materials.
- Living on a busy road can be challenging when trying to nourish and nurture your physical chi. Use landscape materials to absorb this aggressive chi by redirecting it with wind chimes.
- Living at the end of a busy T-junction means the front of your home (or business) is bombarded by chi from vehicles. Soften chi with split rail fencing, evergreens that allow chi to flow to the front entrance, and wind chimes to redirect the energy that hits the front of the home.
If you spend the time to take good care of yourself, doesn’t it make sense to do the same for your space?